Introducing the easiest DIY gift boxes you will make. like. ever. No scissors, glue, or tools required! Just 4 folds and you are set! These DIY pillow boxes are super easy to make, and are great for small gifts like jewelry (necklaces, earrings, rings, etc.), money, lipstick, chapstick, cufflinks, or other tiny treasures! They aren’t quite long enough to fit a gift card inside, but if you use a paper towel roll, and cut it to be an inch or so longer than a toilet paper roll, it can easily make a gift box for a gift card!
These adorable recycled and repurposed toiled paper roll pillow boxes look great with their natural color and tied with a holiday ribbon, wrapped with festive gift wrap, or even hand stamped like I did below!
If you are interested in making your own holiday gift wrap, this DIY polka dot stamp technique can be used on the inside of a brown paper grocery bag to make recyclable wrapping paper for larger gifts! It’s super easy, quick, and has a cute wintery look!
To make your pillow box, start with a leftover roll of toilet paper (stamp it first before folding).
Smash the toilet paper roll in half – flat like a pancake.
Next fold one side in towards the center (it should form a half moon shaped crease). Make the crease nice and sharp by smoothly running your nail along it.
Turn the roll around, fold the other edge inwards, and smooth out the “half moon” shaped crease.
Repeat the previous steps and fold the opposite ends in until the pillow box is formed!
Tie with bakers twine and add holiday tags (free printable download here!) and your gift boxes will look like a million bucks!
Like the holiday tags I used to wrap my gifts? Get a free printout here!
I love stuffing my pillow boxes with crinkle paper – it makes them extra adorable when they are opened!
I hope this holiday hack helps make your holiday prep easier this year!
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